The Best 8 Online Associate in Network Security Programs

August 16, 2018

Public Information Officer


Among all comparable U.S. online associate degree-level cybersecurity programs, consumer education organization ranks St. Philip's College’s Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist degree program an unsolicited number eight in its The Best 8 Online Associate in Network Security Programs rankings. Palo Alto was ranked number five.

The A-Plus St. Philip's College e-business unit with an unsolicited new high rank is based within a U.S. cybersecurity workforce hub that is perennially number two in scale following America’s National Capitol Region. According to the education consumer search tool’s web page, the team "connects prospective students with the best online degree programs available. This year, we reviewed all accredited online Associate in Network Security degree programs in the U.S. to select the Top 8 programs in the nation."

While the e-version of the cybersecurity specialist program at St. Philip's College is among the top-eight-in-U.S.A. choices as ranked by for 2018, education consumer search tool Accredited Schools Online recognized St. Philip's College with an unsolicited first-in-Texas ranking in its Two-Year Colleges category among Best Online Schools in Texas for 2017. And after factoring Alamo Colleges District member institution Palo Alto College is ranked number five within The Best 8 Online Associate in Network Security Programs’ rankings, San Antonio, its serving community college district and the nation’s number two cybersecurity hub offer a whopping 25 percent share of best-in-U.S. programs for e-consumers to consider, according to the education consumer search tool.

At any time of the day, St. Philip’s College faculty are building the marketable knowledge of 6,000 online students worldwide, offering consumers two Associate of Arts, eight Associate of Applied Science, one Associate of Science and 10 Certificate of Completion programs 100 percent online, including one Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology Cybersecurity Specialist degree program online program for eight years. As one of the city’s first National Security Agency-approved two-year college cybersecurity programs where students who earn federal certifications of training have been prepared for entry-level jobs, since 2011 the program has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by both the NSA and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Federal-level NSA and Homeland Security credentials earned at “reasonable” tuition cost when successfully completing the noted St. Philip's College cybersecurity program online were interpreted by the team at as a one-of-the-best-in-the-education-marketplace, high-return-on-investment opportunities for potential consumers to consider without hesitation.

According to the web pages, "While in-district Texas residents qualify for the lowest rates, out-of-district, out-of-state, and international students still enjoy reasonable tuition costs.”

View the ranking here. Find general information at the college's Center for Distance Learning and Information Assurance and Cybersecurity, A.A.S. program e-catlog hyperlinks. Direct inquiries on cybersecurity programs at St. Philip’s College to Reynaldo Sanchez, Jr., the department’s senior student success advisor, at